Anonymous User wrote:These shoes aren't my style but I think people are overplaying how bad they are. At my biglaw firm they wouldn't be nearly the ugliest shoes, and maybe not in the bottom 25%. The old ass partners are particularly bad with fugly rubber bottom shoes that look like cheap loafers with running shoe soles.
If you're a Summer, go get leather laces that are the same color as the shoes or fairly close. Then go to Ross/tj max/ Marshalls /some outlet mall and buy a plain leather dress belt that is from a name brand and that matches your brown shoes. I have a polo dress belt that I bought for $25.
If you're full time, save up and buy a conservative pair of black shoes and a plain black belt.
The goal is to wear plain conservative clothes until you (a) figure out how to dress and (b) figure out the culture of the firm.
Come on, belt has to match the shoes - brown belt, brown shoes; black belt, black shoes